Widmouth Farm Cottages
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Widmouth Farm Cottages has 11 delightful holiday cottages (sleeping 2 to 8 people) nestling in a valley between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the edge of Exmoor. It is a breathtakingly beautiful location on the North Devon Coast and Bristol Channel. It is ideal for walkers and families who want a rural retreat that is easy to access but feels as if it is miles from anywhere! The PRIVATE BEACH is a sheltered tidal cove just 2 minutes walk through 2 fields (500 metres) from the cottages and we are also only 15 minutes drive from the Internationally renowned surfing beaches with miles of permanent sand at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde. We have wonderful restaurants and pubs just a mile in either direction.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Widmouth Farm's own beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 96 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
10 cottages are 3* AA Graded and have only one bath or shower room each.
There are 2 x 1 bedroom cottages (sleeping 2 people); 6 x 2 bedroom cottages (sleeping 3 to 5 people); 2 x 3 bedroom cottages (sleeping 6 people).
Woodpecker Lodge is 4* graded and has 4 bedrooms (2 x king size doubles and 2 x twin rooms), one bathroom and one shower room.
Some of the cottages were built around 1800 and are old and full of character. Others are more modern but built on the foundations of old buildings.
Exact interior descriptions of each cottage can be found on our website www.widmouthfarmcottages.co.uk using the drop down menu from the word 'Cottages' on the main menu bar.
|Further details outdoors|
Guests can explore and walk through our orchard and fields, visit our Camellia garden and our Woodland Garden overlooking our PRIVATE BEACH. It is easy to get on to the SW Coastal Footpath which is part of the 180 mile Tarka Trail. It is just 15 minutes drive to the cycling section of the Tarka Trail.
I would love to tick 'outdoor swimming pool - but it is the SEA, and it is a wonderful sheltered beach for rock pooling, swimming, sand castles, etc. etc., however, being England, many people enjoy the water more if they wear a wetsuit, which is easy to buy and very inexpensive in local shops!
The West Country region
Being a coastal farm we tend to have a micro-climate that is milder and drier than inland areas. The North Devon coast has a rich history of smuggling and wrecking and nearby Chambercombe Manor, c1200 is well worth exploring. Ilfracombe has a pretty harbour homing various boats for fishing and touring the coastline as well as crossing to Lundy Island. Around the harbour there is a good selection of shops & restaurants. Ilfracombe and Watermouth are within the Unesco Biosphere Reserve Area and an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walking on the Morthoe Peninsula or Braunton Burrows shows the diversity of this region. Lynton & Lynmouth on Exmoor are near the fascinating Valley of the Rocks and Heddon Valley as well as Watersmeet. All glorious natural beauty spots rich in wildlife.
We are close to some wonderful attractions, such as Watermouth Castle, just half a mile down the road. This is a Victorian Museum set in glorious gardens which house a family theme park which is particularly good for 3 to 11 year olds. Exmoor Zoo, which does wonderful conservation work and has a huge variety of unusual creatures is just 15 minutes drive away and it is only 30 minutes to The Big Sheep. There are wonderful gardens open to the public and National Trust Properties, such as Arlington Court, just 6 miles away. Ilfracombe Swimming Pool is just a mile down the road and there are many riding stables and opportunities for quad biking, go carting, outdoor adventure centres etc. Outdoor and covered markets abound in summer and there are farmers markets all year round.
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29 Jul 2013
The small cottage is situated very close to a spectacular cove and it took us only a couple of minutes to go to Widmouth Farm's private (!) beach. The owners welcomed us and our dog very warmly. … More
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